Are crush blocks necessary when building a Latitudes Natural Railing?
Yes, crush blocks are required on all rail sections wider than 24″ between connection points i.e. post to post, post to wall or wall to wall. Crush blocks add strength to the railing system and provide support to prevent the railing from sagging. Two crush blocks are required for rail sections 48″ to 72″ in length. Install one crush block for sections that span 24″ to less than 48″. Crush blocks should be installed aligned beneath a baluster for maximum support.